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Burr's bipartisan effort wins wide approval
Legislation that provides subsidies and sets guidelines for child care won overwhelming support in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Senate Passes Bill To Re-Authorize CCDBG Act
A bill to re-authorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act was passed Thursday by the US Senate by a vote of 97-1.
The Washington Post
Senate passes flood insurance, child care bills
On the verge of leaving Washington for another week-long recess, the Senate approved two bipartisan measures Thursday dealing with flood insurance and federally subsidized child care.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Senate bill would expand child care, boost safety
Police say former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs.
Senate Begins Debate On Child Care Bill Co-Authored By Alexander
Senator Lamar Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate education and health committee, on Wednesday announced the Senate has begun debate on a bill he co-authored to continue a successful program that provides child care vouchers to low-income children.
National Public Radio
Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety
Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.
Tamping down the Common Core fires - CCDBG headed for Senate floor...
TAMPING DOWN THE COMMON CORE FIRES: Arizona state Superintendent John Huppenthal has been traveling his state meeting with tea party groups, trying to persuade them to reconsider their opposition to the Common Core.
Feinstein impersonators visit Capitol Hill to protest - Budget cuts ...
BRENNAN EDITION: Yesterday started off with a bombshell accusation from Sen. Dianne Feinstein : The CIA has spied on her Senate Intelligence Committee.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Senate prepares to test drive bipartisanship
The United States Senate's proud slogan -- "world's greatest deliberative body" -- seems out of place in the current atmosphere where distrust and bitterness dominate and persuasion and freewheeling debate seem like relics of a bygone era.
Feinstein's CIA charge splits Senate
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's bombshell accusation about the Central Intelligence Agency Tuesday set off a scramble on Capitol Hill - with Democrats and Republicans ignoring the usual party lines in response to her claim that the agency improperly interfered in a congressional investigation.
18-year Advocacy Campaign Reaches Milestone; U.S. Senate to Consider...
ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 -- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Mizeur looks to block state funds for MoCo bio incubator closure
Maryland Delegate and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur on Monday asked appropriators to block state funds for the upcoming closure of Montgomery County's largest biotech incubator if the county can't find an alternate site for its tenants.
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Chuck Schumer, Lamar Alexander might have solution to fixing Senate
Stephen Kerrigan, chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, left to right, Sen. Charles Schumer , and Sen. Lamar Alexander hold a news conference next to construction of the platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Obama in Washington, D.C., on ... (more)
Congress Will Do Nothing On The Budget Rest Of This Year
If you have the same very low expectations that many observers, commentators, analysts and pundits have about what's going to happen the rest of this year on the federal budget, you won't be surprised by this: Nothing, and I really mean nothing, is going to happen before the start of fiscal 2015 on October 1. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman ... (more)
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hasty - Kill Switch' Legislation Has Flaws
The "Smartphone Theft Deterrent Act", a bill that would require OEMs to build 'kill switch' technology into tablets and smartphones, seems like an over-reach to me.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters
Christopher Lee Carlson, 41, apologized Wednesday, telling the judge he was having a manic episode two years ago when he mailed more than 100 letters that warned of a deadly pathogen but turned out to be a mixture of celery salt and corn starch.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
'Age of Austerity' to continue for NASA's 2015 budget proposal
President Obama may have announced that the "age of austerity" is over for a lot of domestic spending programs, but according to a March 3, 2014 story in Aviation Week , stinginess is still the guiding principle insofar as the 2015 budget proposal for NASA is concerned.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Marylanda s cybersecurity industry thrives as hackersa evolve
Maryland - home to the National Security Agency, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, research institutions and an ever-growing number of network security businesses - has grown into a cybersecurity powerhouse.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Lawmakers push for cell phone 'kill switch'
There's a federal push to stop cell phone theft in its tracks. It's a new plan to put a kill switch in every phone and render it useless for criminals.